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Hersonissos Travel Guide

Hersonissos or Chersonissos is situated between Heraklion and Stalis on the eastern side of Crete.  Not far from the airport this resort offers something for couples and families and the young alike, thriving nightlife, small sandy beaches, excellent shopping, sightseeing boat trips and to the local golf course.

The town of Hersonissos is very cosmopolitan attracting a varied group of European tourists as well as those from the UK.  Like Stalis this is a town very popular with Irish holidaymaker's and you will find a wealth of Irish bars and cafes.  The main centre of Hersonissos is crammed with relaxing cafes and Taverna’s and the waterfront has different places to eat from traditional Greek Taverna's to Italian restaurants.

Hersonissos - General Information

Hersonissos is a popular destination for tourists all over Europe attracting holidaymaker's from the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands.

The high season of Hersonissos is June, July and August, during this time you will find the nightlife quite hectic and non stop, but there are plenty of cafes and bars you can relax in away from the beachfront madness.

The beaches of Hersonissos wind around the town with lots of hidden coves to explore and quiet beaches.  The day and night guide covers most of the beaches with pictures so you can choose your best beach to holiday on.  Hersonissos is also home to one of the few nudist beaches in  Crete which lies to the west of Hersonissos.

If your looking for the traditional side of Hersonissos then its well recommended that you visit the village of Piskopiano up in the Hersonissos hills.  The reason Piskopiano is now becoming so popular is that it holds on to the traditional way of life like many mountainous villages, something that is becoming a rarity on the eastern side of Crete.

During the day Hersonissos port is a nice place to relax and watch the world go by, with fresh fish landed daily you can enjoy some great meals during the day or in the evening at many of the Taverna's at Hersonissos port.  

If its boat trips from Hersonissos then head down to the port where you will find a few companies offering boat trips and glass bottom boat tours around the coastline of east Crete, or to Dia island.

Take a look at Holidays to Crete
Day and Night Guide for more information, and if you want to book a holiday to Hersonissos then our hotel guide will help you choose the best hotel in Hersonissos

Villages of Hersonissos

There are two main villages that border Hersonissos, the first is Piskopiano which sits on a hill above the holiday resort of Hersonissos, its a lot quieter than the main town, and has some lovely Greek restaurants and small intimate bars.

Within Piskopiano you can book hotels and apartments, and it only takes 20 or so minutes to walk back into the main area of Hersonissos and the beaches.  The village is ideal for older couples and families who don’t want to be in the thick of the action or sharing their hotel with younger groups of holiday makers.

The second village is Koutouloufari which again sits just above Hersonissos, and is full of character and charm.  A lot of people choose to take their holidays in Koutouloufari to be close to the facilities that Hersonissos provides but to relax at night in the small Greek bars, cafes and Tavernas.

The village of Koutouloufari is very traditional and picturesque so make sure you bring your camera for some amazing holiday shots.  There is more information on
Koutouloufari and Piskopiano on their relevant pages.

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Nearest Airport : Heraklion (HER)
ATM/Cash Machines: Yes
Post Office: Yes
Card/Coin Phones: Yes
Mini-Markets: Yes

The resort is best suited to:

Younger Groups, Younger Families and Couples.

East of Crete

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Resort video from YouTube

Beach of Hersonissos Beach on Hersonissos front Overlooking front of Hersonissos Hersonissos overview Coastline of Hersonissos Around the corner you find Hersonissos nudist beach Quiet beach in Hersonissos Hersonisoss beach in the morning

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